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This technique is effective in diagnosing cancer, strokes, nerve injury, brain or spinal cord injury, heart problems and abnormalities of the internal organs. It does not use radiation and therefore does not cause any radiation damage.

MRI Procedure

An MRI imaging procedure involves the following steps:

  • You must not wear any metal (as the machine uses a very strong magnet), and you will have to remove hearing aids, wigs, watches, or eyeglasses.
  • You may need to swallow a contrast preparation or have an IV line started in your arm if the MRI requires contrast dye. Inform your technician if you have or feel any allergy symptoms such as sneezing or itching.
  • You will lie on a table which slides inside the MRI machine.
  • It is normal to hear loud tapping sounds during the scan.
  • South bend Lions
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Saint Joseph Health System
  • Beacon Health System
  •  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Board of Medical Specialties
  • American Board of Medical Specialties
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Arthrex
  • Breg
  • Smith+Nephew
  • DePuy Synthes